• The Storm of Anxiety and the Lighthouse of Peace
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  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • Matthew 10:29-31
  • The more I reflect and sit in the beauty of nature, the more I realize the wisdom of Jesus’ use of everyday sights to bring peace. Think about it. How common is it to see birds whirring through the air? Whenever you see them, you’re reminded of Jesus’ words about the sparrows. They are in the Father’s care. They don’t toil, but they’re fed and thriving. And what about the trees that bring shade to protect you from the scorching heat? His mercies are built into the atmosphere to reveal His protection and peace. It’s easy to feel peace on that park bench, but, I get it—some moments in life are not park-bench experiences. When the sirens wail, the wind bends the trees, and rain floods in, the question remains: How do we tap into peace in the midst of chaos? Philippians 4:6-7 It’s safe to say that a conversation with God and intentional gratefulness are a part of the answer. We’d be shocked to see how our mind transforms with these two practices. Alongside this, let me hand over some practical nuggets that have helped me to overcome anxiety. Firstly, be aware of what written, visual, and audible material you are consuming daily. The “cares of the world” have a way of snuffing out peace, if they don’t carry the grace and perspective of Heaven. Next, in the moment of feeling anxiety, simply say the words, “Thank You, Holy Spirit, for peace.” If you’ve given your life to Him, He lives inside of you and has profound power to provide the fruit of the Spirit when you need them the most. Reflection“A conversation with God and intentional gratefulness are a part of the answer.” Write down a list of 10 things you are grateful for, and then verbalize them to God.

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